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Scholarships

Application-based scholarship opportunities are available to Metropolitan Community College students throughout the academic year. Scholarships may be awarded based on financial need, academic progress, or program of study. 

Students applying for scholarships based on financial need should have a completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file at the MCC Financial Aid office.

Specific scholarship application instructions will be posted as individual deadlines approach.

Scholarship Opportunities for High School Seniors Entering MCC in 2019-20

High school seniors and home-school students in the MCC four-county area can apply for the following scholarship opportunities, beginning in January 2019:

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
    • Eligibility: ACT score of 26 or higher; Nebraska resident
    • Amount/Covered: 100 percent of tuition/fees covered; up to 18 credit hours per quarter; eligible for eight of 10 consecutive quarters ($500 per quarter)
  • Board of Governors Graduating Senior Scholarship
    • Eligibility: 2018-19 high school graduate; GPA of 2.75 on 4.0 scale, 3.43 on 5.0 scale or in top 25 percent of graduating class
    • Amount/Covered: 100 percent of tuition/fees covered; up to 18 credit hours per quarter; eligible for eight of 10 consecutive quarters ($500 per quarter)
  • Future Forward Scholarship (formerly Career Builder Scholarship)
    • Eligibility: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; enrolled in career or technical education program
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,500 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($500 per quarter)
  • Johnny Rodgers Career and Technical Education Scholarship
    • Eligibility: All MCC students with financial need
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,500 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($500 per quarter)
  • Take It Further Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Successfully completed at least two MCC classes with a grade C or higher while in high school; Nebraska resident
    • Amount/Covered: $250 per quarter for three of four quarters; applicable to spring, fall and winter quarters

Scholarship Opportunities for Other First-time 
MCC Students

If you took a little time after high school before returning to college, you can apply for the following scholarship opportunities beginning in January 2019. Specific guidelines will be posted as due dates approach. 

  • Future Forward Scholarship (formerly Career Builder Scholarship)
    • Eligibility: Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; enrolled in career or technical education program
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,500 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($500 per quarter)
  • Johnny Rodgers Career and Technical Education Scholarship
    • Eligibility: All MCC students with financial need
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,500 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($500 per quarter)

Scholarship Opportunities for Continuing
MCC Students

Current MCC students can apply for the following scholarship opportunities beginning in March 2019. Specific guidelines will be posted as due dates approach. 

  • Continuing Student Scholarship
    • Eligibility: Current MCC student with at least 36 credit hours completed in program of study; Nebraska resident
    • Criteria: MCC GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,500 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($500 per quarter)
  • Completion Scholarship 
    • Eligibility: Current MCC student within 18 credit hours of completing their declared associate degree; Nebraska resident
    • Criteria: MCC GPA of 2.5 or higher; education plan on file
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,000 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($333 per quarter)
  • Johnny Rodgers Career and Technical Education Scholarship
    • Eligibility: All MCC student with financial need
    • Criteria: MCC GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Amount/Covered: Total of $1,500 over three of four consecutive quarters toward tuition and fees ($500 per quarter)

Note: To remain eligible for MCC scholarships, students must enroll in a declared program of study and take classes within those programs. Other specific scholarship requirements will be noted on award notices.

MCC FOUNDATION AND PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS–all students

The MCC Foundation offers a wide array of scholarships four times each academic year, through an online scholarship application system. Students can manage their own information, apply for multiple scholarships throughout the year, and check award status from any computer. Visit the MCC Foundation website for more information and specific dates scholarship applications will be available. 

For Foundation and private scholarship questions, contact Nancy Smith, assistant director of Scholarships.